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Multi color Vinyl decal art

An easy way to make a multi color vinyl decal is to print it, then cut out the shape. Of course, thats obvious isnt it. What would you do if you have a cutting machine, but not the a 2in1 printing and cutting machine?

Due to the extremely high cost of the 2in1 machine, and the high maintenance cost of good quality UV resistant ink, I decided to buy the cutting only machine… but I keep getting orders for multi color designs.. so what can I do about it?

A picture file from a young customer

A picture file from a young customer

I offer this solution, multi layer vinyl decals for custom designs. In this example, a customer sends me a design. I will review if it is possible to make using my limited production ability.

Picture with shading, but only outline is needed. This is a preview file for customer.

Picture with shading, but only outline is needed. This is a preview file for customer.

Designs that are not possible to make are those with gray tones or shading, or are too complicated for a very small size cutout. Sometimes I receive a picture that is not possible to make, but with modifications it might be possible, I will make a preview for the customer to consider.

A color preview file. The little one is from customer.

A color preview file. The little one is from customer.

After customer agrees on how the design looks and okays the price, the cut will be made. Next few pictures shows the Pikachu being made. .. Did you notice the little enhancements that were made such that decal turned out better than the original picture 🙂 Yes, I added white spots for the eyes, and a red patch for the cheek. .. so long as everybody is happy with the end results.

This design has 4 colors.

This design has 4 colors.

Starting with a black base, then add on the yellow, finishing off with the little white dots in the eyes and a red spot on the cheek!

Yellow going on.

Yellow going on.

Lastly .. ..

Finishing touches. Pretty small decal eh?

Finishing touches. Pretty small decal eh?

Tada! This decal turn out like a printed Pikachu, except that is multi-layered.

More finished examples.

More finished examples.

Note: This post will also be on StickY catalog site under page “Custom Decals”… eventually.. 🙂 Check it out, http://coolvinyldecals.wordpress.com/

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3 Responses to “Multi color Vinyl decal art”


  1. February 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

    are u merge all layer by manually for finding the macth position for each layer ?whether it be neat?
    because i’ve tried this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgwKh5NrAa4&feature=related , but when i face order with more than 3 colour and large sticker, i think can not use this way because precision is not appropriate 😦

  2. 2 funvinyldecals
    February 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I find that I have to do each one individually if there are more than 3 colors. And sometimes I do them a section at a time.
    Thanks for pointing me to the video! It was great. I didnt know people made videos to show how to do things like that.

  3. May 23, 2016 at 3:46 am

    It’s so cuteeee~! Instead of doing it manually, why don’t you outsource it to sticker specialist? It’s cheap and high quality stickers – http://www.singaprinting.com


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